Germany

American Bison in Germany   Germany Bison Association Wilderness Society Bison Association in Germany https://bison-zuchtverband.chayns.net/ticker?v=0 German bison breeders: These are wild animals, not cattle Directly from the dpa news channel Aug 30, 2020 Heeslingen/Osnabrück (dpa/lni) – The bison breeders in Germany are demanding a legal classification of their horned cattle as wild animals. “We as an association want bison to be classified as wild animals again,” said association chairman Hans-Jürgen Schröder in Osnabrück to the German Press Agency. So far, bison have been considered cattle, which means that there are corresponding requirements for disease protection. Yearly blood tests for brucellosis, leukemia and other … Read more

Canada History

Pages: 1 2 Henry Kellsey, a factor of the Hudson Bay Company, in a report of his explorations in the far west of Canada, in 1691, tells of his party sighting buffalo in large numbers. A few years later this explorer became the first white buffalo hunter on the plains of western Canada. He tells that everywhere the Indians were slaughtering, taking only the choice pieces and leaving the greater portion of each slain body to the wolves which followed in large bands. The Saturday News May 21, 1914    In 1786 statistics show that over 705,000 skins were exported from Québec … Read more

Wood Bison

Most all Wood Bison are in Canada  (Bison bison athabascae) [Changed to Bos bison athabascae from Bison bison athabascae to align with Nature Serve 2005]   In 1772, when Samuel Hearne became the first European to travel into the subarctic region southeast of Great Slave Lake, probably 150,000 or more wood buffalo inhabited the boreal forest to the south and west.  The relative isolation of the district and the small number of interlopers discouraged radical change there. How, then, is one to account for the near extinction of the wood buffalo?  During severe winters of deep snow, exacerbated by cyclical … Read more